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Taumesina Hideaway

Taumesina Reserve | Moata'a, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Ranked #6 of 18 Specialty lodging in Apia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014
GraceE175 Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fale are definitively basic and yet, too expensive for what you get. The breakfast is average, nice fruits and that's about it: sausage, tomato spaghetti or baked beans are really not appetizing. I was expecting daily cleaning service as offered, we only get one cleaning service during our stay. We stayed only 3 nights instead of the 5 we... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I think the other reviews cover my experience sufficiently, although personally I did not feel safe on my own walking to the town centre, so I felt quite isolated by having to get a taxi anywhere to get any food etc. I seemed to be the only guest staying there, which also felt a little weird. The office and bar/eating... More

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Buddina, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After reading so many amazing reviews we booked here for an authentic experience. The communication prior to arriving was not great and as we arrived at night I was anxious. However, our driver arrived on time and we were delivered safely. It is a true village experience. We were disappointed Sara, the owner, was not there (away caring for a... More

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Copacabana, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our family stayed at Taumesina Hideaway in April and would definitely recommend it as a base in Apia. It is only a short 5 minute drive from town, but is so peaceful. Beautiful setting right on the lagoon (lovely deep swimming) and cute self contained cottages with all you need for a relaxing stay. We arrived quite early in the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Stayed at Taumesina for 5 nights during April 2014 and had a fantastic time.Loved the Garden Fale's they are in a lovely tranquil, quiet area, and still only a 10 to 15 minuite walk from the center of Apia. The private swimming lagoon was awesome to come home to at the end of each day.Having a home cooked breakfast each... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

After three days of staying in basic beach fales with shared bathrooms and no fans or anything else to keep us cool, it was nice to be back in our own private space. The room had enough beds to sleep four though there were only two of us. The bathroom shower could have done with some better cleaning as there... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Taumesina Hideaway is a great place to stay - mainly because of Sara and her family, not to mention the world's friendliest dog. As others have noted the units themselves are of the same sort of standard as a cabin in a NZ campground plus basic fridge, TV, ensuite bathroom - but set in gorgeous grounds with the lagoon right... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I was very pleased I made the effort to discover Taumesina, its tucked out of the way opposite Apia park down Matautu way ( the road that goes inland from by the port, just around the corner from Aggies Hotel) The buses are frequents (less than a tala) and taxi just 5 tala,but I walked to town most days I... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Taumesina Hideaway is an absolute gem. The location is fantastic - right on the lagoon where you can swim, watch the sun rise, and even check out the paddlers practicing some nights. Its serene and beautiful. Yet its only 5 minutes - and a 5 tala taxi ride away from Apia where you can eat, drink and shop to your... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I loved staying at Taumesina. I had to work in Apia, but I was happy to be based right on the lagoon, so I could start each day with a swim before enjoying Sara's delicious breakfasts. Sara and Masi are fabulous friendly hosts and really understand the meaning of going the extra mile. Their daughters, Celia and Sarona make you... More

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Address: Taumesina Reserve | Moata'a, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
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